Moving can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. From packing boxes to coordinating the logistics of a move, there are plenty of things you can do to make the process easier and less stressful. With so much on the line, how do you make sure your move goes as smoothly as possible? 

In this article, we’ll look at how to prepare for a happy move!

Decide on a Moving Company

Take the time necessary to engage a reputable moving company to do your packing. We cannot emphasize this enough because picking the wrong moving company is going to end up costing you valuable time and money. And of course, adds on to your stress! To ensure you get a reputable mover, ask for references. Ask them questions about their services (including the cost of the move), their packing materials, and what kind of insurance coverage they offer. Make sure to call multiple companies – at least 2 for comparisons.

Allocate moving time

Let’s face it – you have to take time away from your regular daily schedule to make time for things like organizing and cleaning, packing, de-cluttering and eventually gear up to get moving. The trick is to allocate time in the week, as opposed to the weekend or some other holiday, so you can have a little bit of a buffer, and still get everything done. The worst thing you can do is to think that you’ll have plenty of time and end up running out of it!

Organize Your Household

If you’ve got a big family, moving house can be a stressful affair. It’s a massive upheaval that can put strain on relationships. But there’s a solution to make sure everyone gets on board: get everyone together and make them commit to the project!

Take extra care with your valuables

Valuable items in your home can be a source of frustration and fear for many people. If you’re moving out of a rented property, you might need to be extra cautious and thoughtful about packing up your possessions. So if you want to make sure everything you own makes it into the new place, you need to take extra precautions. You may even need to hire extra space for rental or a temporary safety box for valuable items. 

Be Prepared for the Road Ahead

Moving house is one of the biggest events in your life. This means there are a lot of people involved, and there are many things that can go wrong. But if you are well prepared, you will have a much easier time dealing with the situation. To prepare yourself for the road journey ahead, make sure you have everything packed and ready to go. This includes your daily necessities, especially your medications!

Make Sure your New Place is Ready to Move In

This point is simple but is often overlooked. When you’re moving to a new home, you need to make sure that it is ready for you to move into. If you do not do this, you may be forced to live in a rented apartment for several months longer than you anticipated. The last thing you want to do is to put your furniture or belongings in your new house before the place is ready for you to move in.

Let your mover do their work

Most of the time, it’s important to stay in control of a situation. But in the case of moving, you can’t be in control because the entire process is going to unfold before you. When you’re at a house-moving event, all you can really do is observe, because if you try to take control of the situation, you’re likely to make things worse. Instead, you need to go with the flow and do what you can to make it easier for the movers.

In conclusion, we hope that these insights into the business of moving will help ease the stress of your move. Happy Movers is more than happy to offer you more advisory. Feel free to call on us. We look forward to hear from you. Reach us at 010-232 6868

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